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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Butler / Moshannon Pa
I took my wife's .50 cal inline out earlier in the week to check the sights. Loaded with 3 pellets of 30 grain Pyrodex powder. 209 cap, 245 grain Powerbelt bullet. She kills 2 does with this set up every October. When I fired the shot off the lead sled, I heard a fizz, saw a little smoke, bullet never hit paper at 50 yards. The bullet did exit the barrel though. The powder pellets were stored in a small plastic box, don't believe they had ever been wet. My question...does this powder go bad after a period of time? I had a new pack of 50/30 Pyrodex, used it, gun shot great. Any thoughts?